Fortified dessert wines made from Malbec follow a tradition going back to the Middle Ages. This has a tawny-Port like quality, but is more structured and concentrated with a palate full of raisins and black-fruit flavors.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.